Match Splint Feeder

Splint Feed Operator

The tasks a Splint Feeder (Match) is expected to perform include:

Feeding the match splints in automatic machine to insert them in grooves

Holding the device for dipping splint tips with match-head composition and drying them in the drying chamber

Bringing the trolley containing levelled splints from levelling section

Taking the wooden tray containing levelled splints from trolley and feeding the levelled sticks in magazine of machine by transferring contents of wooden tray into it

Dressing the levelled splints in magazine by tapping with wooden pad and removing the broken, uneven or cross splints

Watching the feed or flow of levelled splints into machine where the stick feeding device automatically inserts each splint into groove or holding device of continuous rotating conveyor chain

Keeping the magazine continuously full by supplying levelled splints from wooden trays

Collecting the fallen out splints from floor or pit and depositing them in basket to be taken to levelling section

Pushing the empty trolley and leaving it at levelling section

Maintaining the place in a clean and tidy manner

Knowledge of operating machines

Ability to identify broken, uneven or cross splints and removing them

Knowledge of splint feeding process

Knowledge of operating machine and collecting fully tried matchstick

Diligent and h


Physically fit

Ability to focus for long hours

Ability to follow instructions

Manual dexterity

It needs one to be on their toes

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities

Work from home option is not available

Working hours
Factories usually work for 6 days a week and 8/10 hours everyday. This may vary from factory to factory

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs

The job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Occupational hazards may include back problems, skeletal deformation, etc.

Health risks include exposure to exposure to heavy equipments and machinery , dust particles, repetitiveous motion of arms, wrists, hands and fingers, etc.

Will be updated

Overview of the Iron and Steel Sector

India is the fourth largest producer of crude steel and the largest producer of soft iron in the world. The steel sector in India is almost a century old, and exhibits significant economic importance due to rising demand by sectors such as infrastructure, real estate, and automobiles, in domestic as well as international markets. The level of per capita consumption of steel is an important determinant of the socio-economic development of the country. India per capita consumption in 2013 stood at around 57.8 kilograms. However, these figures are expected to rise with increased industrialization throughout the country.

The Indian steel industry is divided into primary and secondary sectors. The primary sector comprises a few large integrated steel providers producing billets, slabs and hot rolled coils. The secondary sector involves small units focused on the production of value-added products such as cold rolled coils, galvanised coils, angles, columns, beams and other re-rollers, and sponge iron units. Both sectors cater to different market segments.

The demand for steel in India is expected to rise by 4-5 per cent in 2015 and will touch a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15 per cent after FY17. Given the government's high focus on jump starting stalled projects, followed by pushing large flagship projects, including the freight and industrial corridors, it is expected that India will begin moving back on the path of materials intensive growth by the end of this year. Also, the recently released Union Budget 201415 has paved the way for the development of the Indian steel sector with proposals for the construction of 100 smart cities and changes in the MMRD Act. Indias ranking in the global list for production of crude steel is all set to improve with increasing demand for domestic consumption in the years to follow.

Steel production in India is expected to reach 275 million tonnes by 2020, making it the second largest producer in the world. Presently, the Indian iron and steel industry employs around 5,00,000 people, but with the growing demand for iron and steel and increase in number of production units, jobs for Splint Feeder (Match) in Indian iron and steel industry is expected to increase.

Iron and steel plants across India

Cities and towns across India